Suncoast Serenade: Jim Morris Guitar to be Auctioned for Charity

Suncoast Serenade: Jim Morris Guitar to be Auctioned for Charity

We can all agree that no celebration of Troprock music in Southwest Florida is complete without honoring the songwriter who immortalized our saltwater lifestyle, the late great Jim Morris.

A few years ago when we held tribute shows for Jim, a special and generous thing happened - Connie Morrell, Sharon's sister and Jim's sister-in-law, gave one of Jim's custom-made guitars to Mike Giltzow, a luthier from Boise, ID who actually hand-made this guitar for Jim. Connie felt the guitar needed to be with Mike.

Mike promised then to make a Jim Morris Signature Guitar that could be auctioned off to raise money for Jim's favorite Charity, the Shoes for Kids Project of the Charlotte County Kiwani's Club. Through the years, Jim and Sharon Morris raised money for the project that raises money to buy new shoes for under-privileged schoolchildren in Charlotte County.

The JIM MORRIS SIGNATURE GUITAR will be auctioned off at our Suncoast Serenade on Saturday, Nov 4 at the grand finale dinner and concert. The money will be donated to the charity, and we will have representatives there to also take new shoe donations for the children. We will also have other Jim Morris memorabilia for auction, and Sunny Jim, Jimi Pappas and John Patti are doing a Jim Morris Tribute to cap off the night.

“Jim paved the way for all of us and he helped build this supportive music community that we all now enjoy. We miss him, but we have vowed to keep his music alive," said Sunny Jim.  From the Fish-Head Studios in Punta Gorda back to Mike Giltzow’s home in Boise, Jim Morris’s custom-built guitar is back where was made.

To buy tickets for the Sat, Nov 4 dinner and concert, please visit our website
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